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Análisis de la concentración de mercado del sector de elaboración de sustancias farmacéuticas en Ecuador. Período 2010-2017

Fabián Vite Vera and Jennifer Párraga Fernández

X-pedientes_Economicos, 2019, vol. 3, issue 5, 6-16

Abstract: The present study analyzes the market concentration of the medicinal chemical manufacturing industry using the Herfindahl-Hirschman index. To analyze the competition of the pharmaceutical sector in Ecuador, it was used the database of Superintendencia de Compañías, Valores y Seguroswhich contains the income salesof companies that operate in the sector during the period 2010-2017.As conclusions should be noted that the market participation is concentrated in big companies and it is priority of the official entities to encourage the development of this sector.

Date: 2019
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